Exotic Indonesian-Style Chicken

"I found this recipe in an old cookbook published back in the 80's. I've never tried it, but hey...any new chicken recipe to try couldn't hurt"
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photo by dianegrapegrower
photo by dianegrapegrower photo by dianegrapegrower
Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • Prepare the baste marinade: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Stir and heat, but only until sauce boils.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Season the chickens lightly with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place them in a baking pan skin side down.
  • Cover with about 1/3 of the marinade.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.
  • Add a little water to pan if the marinade starts to burn.
  • Turn chicken over (now skin side should be up) and spoon on 1/3 more of the marinade.
  • Bake an additional 30-45 minutes, or until chickens are tender.
  • Add more marinade and water as needed during the cooking.
  • If there is any leftover marinade, gently reheat it and serve as a sauce to be passed around at the table.
  • This recipe freezes with no problems.

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  1. Wow! This isn't just exotic, it's magical! I cooked the chicken on our rotisserie BBQ, and cooked down the marinade to use as a glaze (made the color dark, but no impact to taste). The marinade on it's own didn't taste too special, but on the chicken, something changed. Delicious! I will definitely make this again - thanks for sharing.


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